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Friday, July 28, 2017

MotorFest star cars to line up for their own contest

Some of the most beautiful cars entered into the Ormskirk MotorFest on Sunday 27 August will compete in a really special contest at the fantastic free motoring extravaganza.

The Concours d’Elegance competition will be a major attraction at the MotorFest for the third successive year. This will see some truly wonderful vehicles line up for expert judges to cast their eye over them.

MotorFest organisers are looking for more vehicles to take part, cars particularly from 1957 as part of the celebrations for the 60th Anniversary of the British Grand Prix held at Aintree.

Best in show gets the fantastic Brian Brady Trophy with class winners receiving super Solid Crystal Trophies. All entrants will receive special “Rally Plates” and a goodies bag. The 13 classes in the Concours d’Elegance will include sections for supercars, saloon cars from between 1966 and 1990 and classes for pre-second world war cars and motorcycles.

To enter your vehicle in the Concours d’Elegance please visit Ormskirk MotorFest (external link). Entry into the Concours d’Elegance costs £15.

Halsall-based Carequick Ltd Air Conditioning, which specialises in building services, air conditioning and mechanical maintenance, are sponsoring the Concours de Elegance for the third successive year.

Colin Maxwell, Carequick Ltd managing director, said: “The Concours de Elegance was a great spectacle last year with some fantastic cars taking part and many people enjoying taking a close look at them. So I am delighted to be able sponsor it for a third year.”

Ormskirk MotorFest is organised by Aintree Circuit Club and supported by West Lancashire Borough Council.

Councillor John Hodson, Council portfolio holder for Planning, said: “We are really grateful to Colin at Carequick for sponsoring the Concours d’Elegance, which is just one of many superb attractions being lined up for a really enjoyable free eventfor all the family.

“With so many thousands of visitors expected to come to Ormskirk for the MotorFest, we hope that town centre businesses will take advantage of this great opportunity and open up on MotorFest day.”

Mike Ashcroft, chairman of Aintree Circuit Club, said: “The Concours d’Elegance shows off some of the most beautiful cars at the MotorFest in a really special way.

“Some superb vehicles are brought to the MotorFest which would be worthy winners of a Concours d’Elegance at any motoring event, and we believe this adds a great competition element. People really enjoyed looking at these beautiful cars last year and I am sure that will be the case again this year.”

Cars and motorcycles not taking part in the Concours d’Elegance will also be lined up in Coronation Park and streets across Ormskirk town centre. About 300 fabulous cars and motorcycles from all eras of motoring will be in display and many of them will take part in exciting parade laps around the town centre. Cars and motorcycles can still be entered into the event at Ormskirk MotorFest (external link).

You can help the Ormskirk MotorFest to continue to be a major attraction by sponsoring the 2017 event. There are a number of ways sponsors can become involved in MotorFest. For more details please contact Colin Brady, Technical Services Manager, at colin.brady@westlancs.gov.uk or on 01695 585125.

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